Out of the Past – 7-22-2015
10 years ago
July 20, 2005
A son, Kyle David Irwin was born July 2 to Dave and Kris Irwin of Bloomer at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.
14 members of the Colfax graduating class of 1935 gathered for a 70 year class reunion July 11 at Exit 45 near Menomonie.
Rev. Jim Thunstrom took over as pastor of Colfax and Tainter Methodist churches and conducted his first service July 10.
25 years ago
July 26, 1990
A daughter, Menley Adelle Ackerlund, was born June 29 at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, to Anna and Bobby Ackerlund, Colfax.
Joseph M. Doucette, Winter, has been hired to teach elementary-junior high physical education and coach the varsity girls basketball team for the Colfax district for the upcoming year. (Wonder if this guy knows anything about basketball?)
Chad Durrstein of the 22ers 4-H Club showed the Grand Champion registered Holstein at the Dunn County Fair.
35 years ago
July 31, 1980
Bruce and Luanne Winget, Colfax, are the parents of a daughter named Kristina Marie, born July 21 at Bloomer Community Memorial Hospital.
Tammy J. Hoyland and Martin J. Loew, both of Colfax, were married July 19 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Bloomer.
Connie J. Friberg, formerly of Colfax, and Patrick J. Brick of Chippewa Falls exchanged wedding vows July 12 at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls.
50 years ago
July 29, 1965
The Rev. Irwin A. Flaten will be installed as pastor of Colfax Lutheran Church Aug. 1 at the 9:30 service,
Werner Sonnenberg and Alvin Berge were both re-elected to the Colfax School Board without opposition during the annual meeting.
Norm’s Bar and Coffee Shop in Colfax will celebrate their five year anniversary July 30 with free coffee and donuts in the coffee shop from 1-4 and free beer and lunch in the bar from 8 to 9 p.m.
65 years ago
July 20, 1950
At a pretty candlelight service at the Colfax Lutheran Church Monday evening, nuptial vows were exchanged by Gay Larson and Gerald Scharlau, both of Colfax.
Our local base ball team edged Dallas 2 to 1 to maintain a lone hold on first place in the Dunn County league. Gordon Gilberts scored the first run for Colfax when he singled, stole second base, moved up on a passed ball and scored on Bill Dobb’s infield hit. Vernie Steinmetz crossed home with the winning run when he tagged a single and came home when Morris Schneck was safe on an error.
Open house will be observed at the Colfax public library in honor of librarian Mrs. Ed. B. Rosenberg who has submitted her resignation.
100 years ago
July 30, 1915
The series of chautauqua entertainments contracted for, were begun last Friday with Shaw’s Colonial Cadets the musical attraction, followed by an inspiring lecture on “The Price of Victory” by Hon. William Cady.
Olga, the twelve-year-old adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lars Christianson died July 17 after a bout of about seven years with tuberculosis. She was born in Norway but came here when she was very young.
W. E. Webster was in town Thursday assisting Sam K. Iverson closing up the Nordmoe Evenson farm deal.